Tuesday, March 2, 2010

I attempt to photograph like Jared Flood and fail miserably

Am I the only one left with that hollow, empty feeling, now that the Vancouver Olympics are finito? I watched a few minutes of Letterman last night, just because going to bed before midnight seemed sad, like I'd run out of options or something.

My Knitting Olympics project is FINALLY off the blocking wires. I don't know if it's the bamboo or just the bad juju I have with this particular yarn, but it took for-freaking-ever for the thing to dry. It was worth the wait, though. I'm calling it Caribbean Ocean Blanket--the fan and feather lace border makes me think of ocean waves, hence the name. I tried to channel my inner Jared Flood when I photographed it, but of course with my SUCKO camera... oh well. It's the thought that counts.

Jared's pattern calls for a tweedy DK wool in sophisticated grays, but this is for a July baby in Minnesota. They have hot, humid summers and I figure they get enough gray in winter, so I went with the brights instead. I don't know if it's a boy or a girl, but I don't go for the blue is for boys/pink is for girls rule. I just pick the colors I like and go from there. Hopefully, the parents are cool with this.

I also finished my Ravelympics socks. LOVE the fit and the yarn, but hate the photo. Yeah, you're as surprised as I am.

It is one of the highlights of my life (and I'm not kidding) that I can add the Ravelympics and Knitting Olympics medals to my blog. It doesn't take much to make me happy. Thanks Franklin and thanks Ravelry bigshots, for creating these medals.

My silly little blog reached a milestone yesterday--1,000 page loads. WoOt! Thanks for reading.


  1. Your blanket is lovely, and the photography isn't that bad. Geez! Can't wait to start Luiza, except I haven't figured out what yarn I want to use.

  2. The parents are TOTALLY cool with it because the beautiful blanket was made by the baby's grandmother.... with lots of love :)


  3. I'm totally in Olympic withdrawal too!! And I totally suck at picture taking. :) But your blanket and socks are so gorgeous, they don't need fancy photography to make them look good!

  4. It looks just like a ripply tide! Pretty!

  5. Nice blanket! I think the colours are perfect for a July Minnesota baby but I have no kids and live in Ontario so what do I know. Nice work on the socks too.


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